Brewers Add Four Pitchers to Roster
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The Milwaukee Brewers have added four right-handed pitchers to their 40-man roster, including highly touted prospect Jose Mieses.
Joining Mieses on the 40-man roster for the first time are Gene Altman, Matt Childers and Mike Penney. The Brewers’ roster is now full.
The Brewers also designated outfielder Lyle Mouton for assignment. They now have 10 days to trade, release or assign him to the minor leagues.
Mieses, 21, was 17-7 this past season between the Brewers’ two Class A teams in Beloit and Mudville. He led the organization in victories and also posted an impressive 2.56 ERA between the Snappers and the Nine.
He was originally acquired by the Brewers as a non-drafted free agent on Nov. 2, 1996. In his career, he has posted an impressive 34-16 record.
Altman, 22, was acquired by the Brewers last May 15 from the Cincinnati Reds to complete a deal for Mark Sweeney on Jan. 14.
Altman pitched for Dayton and Beloit of the Midwest League. His combined stats between the two clubs were 6-0 with 17 saves and a 2.65 ERA in 42 relief appearances.
Childers, 21, split his season between Beloit and Mudville of the California League, combining to go 11-12. He was drafted by the Brewers in the ninth round of the 1997 June free agent draft.
Penney, 23, pitched at three levels this past year from Class A Mudville to Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Indianapolis. He was 3-6 with eight saves and a 3.16 ERA in 50 games.
He was selected by the Brewers in the eighth round of the 1998 June free agent draft.
Mouton, 31, split his time between the Brewers and Triple-A Indianapolis. With the Brewers, he batted .278 with two home runs and 16 RBIs over 42 games.
Mouton was originally acquired by the Brewers on July 1, 1999, from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Todd Dunn.